As you all know by now, EBP isn’t some kind of official-speak, as in, “Hey, Joe, what’s your ETA to the next delivery stop?” It stands for emergency backup perfume, and it was coined by lovely Posse reader AnnieA, commenting on one of my posts several years ago. It’s something a lot of us probably do without even thinking about it: We apply a scent at home, then put the spray or vial or mini bottle into to-go mode and head out the door. And after a busy day or week — or in my case, sometime even months ? — we forget to take them all back out again.
Now that we (at least some of us) are at high noon in summer, it’s time to share our current sniffages. (Not sure that’s even a word, but …).
As for me and my current EBP, I’ve been grooving on summer staples such as Jean Nate, 4711, Chanel Eau de Cologne, Le Labo’s Tubereuse 40 (thanks, Surrender to Chance for restocking this beauty), and for something a little different to shake things up: Hermes Iris Ukiyoe. I know some aren’t crazy about it, but to my nose, it’s got a friendly, almost-candied vibe to it that’s refreshing when you want a break from the usual citrus suspects. And it works well in a range of temperatures, although not so much in the deep freeze (not that we have to worry about that here for quite a while, ha!).
What about you? Do take a look-see at the bottoms of your purses, backpacks, briefcases, etc., and share your emergency backup perfume: What vials, decants, bottles, etc., are rolling around in there?
And, I know, I know — I’m preaching to the choir — a word of caution: I try to keep my EBP items in a plastic zip-top baggie (a plastic-lined makeup bag would do nicely) in a feeble attempt at organization, but also mostly because I’m deathly afraid of leakage. Having once had the lining of a handbag stained this way, I’m not eager for a repeat performance. And it is nice to have your scent choices all together and see them at a glance, instead of spread out all loosey-goosey in the bottom of your purse, which is what I used to do, before said accident.
Have a great week, everyone, and stay cool (or warm, as the case may be for you folks way down South)!